Tennessee Hiking, Nature & the Outdoors
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The national trend is health, and playing outdoors in nature is a natural in Tennessee.  Our most visited nation park, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is celebrating its 75th birthday in 2009.  Rivers for canoeing and lakes for boating, great places to swim and tube, over 800 miles of hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains alone—be sure to bring your hiking shoes to Tennessee.  Plan an outdoor adventure with a Tennessee Bed and Breakfast as your base camp each night…our delicious food will start your day in style.


Chanticleer Inn Bed and Breakfast

Phone: 706-820-2002
Toll Free: 866-424-2584
Mountain Falls Hiking Package

Lookout Mtn, Georgia
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Falls Mill B&B Log Cabin

Phone: 931-469-7161
Toll Free: 931-469-7161
Log cabin on the grounds of historic Falls Mill. Water falls, trails, picnic area by 32 foot waterwheel.

Belvidere, Tennessee
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Iron Mountain Inn B&B and Vacation Rentals

Phone: 423-768-2446

Hiking trails right outside the front and back doors lead up and down the mountains, into the Cherokee National Forest. Weekly guided hikes on Saturdays Sections of the Appalachian Trail - we can drop your car at one end, take you to the start and you hike back. Waterfalls, ridgeline views and more Bike the nearby Virginia Creeper Trail - bring your own or rent one. Fish, swim, boat in beautiful Watauga Lake. No big waves, no salt, no cholorine, just fresh mountain water that's not chilly!

Butler (Mountain City), Tennessee
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Christopher Place

Phone: 423-623-6555

Hiking, Walking & Running- Christopher Place sits on over 200 mountain acres, so of course we have some hiking and walking of our own. But were also only 11 miles to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (nps.gov/grsm) entrance at Cosby, the least used entrance to the Smokies. Horseback Riding Adventures are 20 minutes away and easily arranged during your stay. Hot Air Ballooning- Could there be a better way to see Smokies? Schedule morning or afternoon champagne flights. Llama Trekking- Lead one of these gentle animals into the Pisgah National Forest and enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains. Whitewater Rafting- The French Broad and the lower Big Pigeon Rivers offer gentle float trips through pristine mountain scenery. The Upper Big Pigeon boasts 5 miles of class 2,3, and 4 rapids though spectacular river gorges if you want a bumpier trip. This is one of the most popular activities in the Smokies and only happens on select days each season, so make your reservations early.

Newport (Gatlinburg), Tennessee
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